Beauty in Nature New Zealand Paradise

New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of only four million people it’s also gloriously uncrowded.

It is made up of two main islands and numerous smaller ones. Around three-quarters of the population lives on the North Island, which is also home to the capital, Wellington.

Agriculture is the economic mainstay, but manufacturing and tourism are important. Visitors are drawn to the glacier-carved mountains, lakes, beaches and thermal springs. Because of the islands’ geographical isolation, much of the flora and fauna is unique to the country.

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Milky way over New Zealand mountains
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Home Of Adventures, Hobbiton. The filming of these movies pumped around $200 million into the country’s economy. The New Zealand government even created a Minister for Lord of the Rings, to ensure the most money could be made from the film. Photo by: Hrund Thorsdottir
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Windswept Trees in the Brute Slope Point, New Zealand
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Wanaka river from above. New Zealand

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Beautiful!!!

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Reblogged this on Mish Sci Fi Musings and commented:
I know I muse about the night sky or science fiction or horror fiction, but I love this post.